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The Force Awakens: Arty Starkiller base created for Abu Dhabi

Giant installation marks Middle Eastern film debut of seventh episode of the George Lucas franchise

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A rendering of the final Starkiller installation in Abu Dhabi
 
The Starkiller Base has been sighted in Abu Dhabi. Thing is, it's an installation. Ahead of tomorrow's cinema release of the latest Star Wars film, twofour54 and Aldar Properties PJSC have partnered to create a giant Star Wars-themed installation.
 
The Middle East premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is being held in Abu Dhabi today. 
 
The 100-metre high installation is currently being placed on the iconic, coin-shaped Aldar HQ building and will feature the Starkiller Base from the latest episode of the blockbuster franchise. Those keen to find out the story behind the giant image will have to wait until the film opens in cinemas this weekend, as no details will be revealed in advance.
 
With assistance from twofour54 and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, filming for Star Wars: The Force Awakens took place in Abu Dhabi during May 2014 with over 650 crew working across two locations. In the film, Abu Dhabi plays Jakku, a frontier desert planet in a remote section of the Outer Rim Territories. 
 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh instalment in the George Lucas franchise and is anticipated to be one of the most successful films of all time. So far, it has smashed all records for advance ticket sales in the United States.
 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled for general release in UAE cinemas on December 17. 
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